Hodgson's View v Pompey

Last updated : 18 August 2009 By Sam
"It's nice to kick off the campaign with three points. In this league the points are so important and when you're leading and have a chance to get them it's important that you don't concede," the Fulham boss said after Bobby Zamora's deflected effort sealed a 1-0 win at Fratton Park.

"The goal was very fortuitous. I think we were a bit lucky but it was a nice piece of football, a good turn and strike from Clint Dempsey and luckily Bobby was in the right position to steer it in.

"Of course it was a lucky goal but I think we had two or three other occasions where we should have scored."